Tuesday, April 26, 2011

"It's not about what you have"-ISI/ Youth

Last week during our "real talk" time, Kory & I talked about a lie that many teenagers are believing today. This lie is that "it's all about what you have." Many of the kids are being faced with this lie daily. The culture today is screaming to them that their importance is connected to how much they have. If they have money, rims on their car, the latest technology, and designer clothes- then they are accepted. We tried to show them that this is not the truth. The Bible says in Matt. 6:19 that we are not to store up treasure on earth because rust destroys the cars we buy, moths eat away the clothes we wear, and robbers break in and steal our flat screen TVs. Our treasures are to be stored in heaven where these things can't take it away from us. What we treasure it where we can tell our hearts condition. We also talked about Matt 6:24 where it is clear that we cannot serve both God and money and 1 Timothy 6:10 that money is the root of all kinds of evil.

It was really good to talk through some of these verses and issues with the kids. Some of the verses seemed confusing because all their life they have been taught by this world and culture that money is something to pursue and something that will make you happy, but that's not the truth. They are being lied to. At the end we listened to the song "Cash or Christ" by Christian rapper, Trip Lee. Good song, good lyrics. All in all it was a great night. Will you join me in prayer that our kids will not believe the lies our culture throws at them? And that they would know that it really is NOT about what you have, it's about WHO you have- and that is Jesus Christ.

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